Isilon releases new storage systems

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Isilon Systems has announced that they’ve released two new products in their storage lineup. The IQ 9000 and EX 9000 offerings scale up to 1.6 PB in a single file system and single volume. According to the company this development achieves “scalability levels 100 times that of traditional SAN and NAS systems.”

The Isilon IQ 9000 platform node and Isilon EX 9000 platform extension node each contain 12 Seagate 750 GB SATA-II disk drives, providing 9 TB of capacity in a 2U form factor. The IQ 9000, leveraging Isilon’s OneFS operating system software with TrueScale technology, provides linear scaling of both capacity and performance with the addition of each modular, 2U node. The EX 9000, when paired with the Isilon IQ 9000, provides scaling of capacity independent of performance to achieve unmatched value for storing and accessing large and rapidly growing archives of unstructured data and digital content.

The new systems are being deployed by customers like the Comcast Entertainment Group, DailyMotion, KodakGallery and Photobox.